Ewing Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
24 Reviews
3.7
24 Reviews
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Douglas W. York
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long time employee, Happy with ability to grow and learn here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ewing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company for someone looking for long term growth. Company has managed to grow and improve through even the worst of times. Good people and management, good at not micromanaging employees. Lots of training and education opportunities. Good long term plan, not standing pat on past successes.

    Cons

    May be challenging for people that dont like to be pushed. A lot is expected of employees, and if you dont buy in you might get passed over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great family owned business!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Ewing full-time

    Pros

    Family owned. Treat employees very well. Large, stable company. Been in business since 1922.

    Cons

    Wages are a bit lower than they should be, but are somewhat offset with benefits. Long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, not bad.

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    Current Employee - Driver/Counter
    Current Employee - Driver/Counter

    I have been working at Ewing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family oriented, great training incentives, decent customer experience, nice benefits

    Cons

    Most advancement is with willingness to relocate, too much pressure on smaller branches to make big numbers, not enough pay for what you deal with day to day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add one more person to 3 man team (small branch) to better desperse stress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ewing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The organization encourages collaboration between regions/employees. You always have the opportunity to meet employees from other regions/areas. Advancement opportunities are readily available and the company rewards tenure and training. We are also encouraged to treat the customers right and this is engrained in our company culture. This allows for freedom to do what's necessary for our customer.

    Cons

    As the company continues to grow in size and sales, we sometimes get bombarded with new policies, procedures and operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage training and to keep the culture of Ewing alive and well. Even though we continue to grow, keep sight of where we started and that we are family owned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Great place, with opportunities to advance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ewing full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Small branches and staff give you the ability to create a successful store using your own judgment and ideas. Lots of focus on training and education. Great environment for a long term employee. A lot of opportunities for advancement if you want to take them. Aggressive growth goals have created, and will lead to, tons of advancement opportunities. Pretty good benefit package especially if you are a long term employee. The company is really focused on great customer service.

    Cons

    Fast growth often leads to growing pains. Still sometimes a struggle to find a balance between growing the total number of branches and growing an individual branch. Being one of the highest priced distributors in the industry makes it a struggle to get new customers sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. It is hard to find a company with such a strong vision for the future and a company that values it's long term employees so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company, opportunities for advancement

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    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES
    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES

    I worked at Ewing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, at least for low-level employees. Interaction with management, employees get input for how stores run.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great, long hours, there's always the sense that if management can squeeze another minute of productivity out of you and pay you for a minute less that they'll take it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a line where too much efficiency leads to high turnover, you should find that line.

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  8.  

    Depending on location, potential for advancement seems good.

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    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES
    Current Employee - COUNTER SALES

    I have been working at Ewing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ewing seems to invest highly in new hires.
    Starting pay is decent,and raises have been regular.
    Potential for advancement is good
    Work is light, out of the elements, and relatively low stress. I like the environment

    Cons

    Many branch personnel seem jaded for some reason.
    The antiquated green screen software has a long learning curve. This need serious updating.
    Branch managers seem to get a lot dumped on their plate.
    Branches seem to be competing against each other so they can reach their numbers.
    Buyers stock the stores, not managers. There can be a disconnect between what we're selling and what buyers stock us with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the whole,I think ewing is headed in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Counter Salesman  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Counter Salesman in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Ewing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    family owned
    co workers
    private
    large but feels small

    Cons

    regional manager
    management of higher level outside corporate is not the best
    pay
    pricing
    seasonal change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee retention due to low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  10.  

    Great company! family owned and oriented which is hard to find these days!

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    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - COUNTER SALES in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Ewing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The York's have built a great company that is focused on it's customer's landscaping needs always offering an opportunity to learn and grow with the company.

    Cons

    The company is very clique-y and male dominated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doug keep doing what your doing you have a remarkable company in your hands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company but watch out for the employees.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Ewing

    Pros

    Well organized. Lots of input on manageing the inventory and following procedures. Great interest in the industry.

    Cons

    Slow advancement, low pay. Not a good organizational structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication. Do salary studies to improve the pay scale. Improve hiring practices to get better qualified employees.

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